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Photo thanks to Debbie

A picture of Supernova 497 being happily sailed by me was the "First Photo of the Day". I felt I wished to send copies to my (grown up) children and asked Debbie for permission to do so. She has kindly not only sent me 4 copies of the photo, but also an enhanced jpg. as well with no charge.. Many thanks, Debbie!
These "photos of the day" have been so uplifting to keep us focussed on returning to sailing rather than giving up when all this is over. Many thanks also to Simon for having the idea and processing the daily dose.
Stay safe! Alan Birch
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Three Peaks Race Talk TONIGHT

Members might like to know that there is a talk TONIGHT, 26th. November, at Ashwood Marina Social Club DY60AQ at 8.00 pm by David Holbourn on taking part in the legendary Three Peaks Race from Barmouth to Fort William, in which sailors race a boat to Caernavon, Whitehaven and Fort William and runners from their crew scale Snowdon, ScaFell Pike and Ben Nevis. Visitors’ fee £3.00. Event organised by Midlands Coastal Cruising Club
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N.B N.B. O.O.D's O.O.D's

As a consequence of a nasty accident to one of the race management team last Wednesday afternoon the method of fixing the Starting Box Window Protection Boards has been changed. 

To remove: withdraw bolts, saving in a safe place thenslide the boards to the nearest corner of the starting box, where they can be withdrawn and lowered to the ground. Take care as they are heavy and may be buffetted by the wind. 

To replace: Taking care as you lift the boards, slide the appropriate board, in the correct order, from its nearest corner to the correct position and then replace the bolts.

Hopefully this will prevent the tendency of the boards to fall as the bolts are positioned and tightened.

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Birmingham Velo

Access to the Club will be prejudiced, particularly from the Black Country side, by road closures for the Birmingham Velo on Sunday(24th). Suggest best access from all areas will be through Northfield/ Long Nuke Road and across the dam. Google route of Birmingham Velo for further details.

Alan Birch

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Wake for Vic Lewis

I have just been informed that the wake for Vic Lewis will be held at the Fordrough Trugget Lane, Berkswell, CV 7 BX after the Service.

Alan Birch

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Service for the Late Vic Lewis

I have been informed that the Service for Vic will be at:

The Charter Chapel

Canley Crematorium

Coventry CV4 7DF

on Tuesday 8th. August 2017 at 2.30pm.

 

I have no further information.

 

Alan Birch

 

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Death of Vic Lewis, the First Commodore of Bartley S.C.

I was informed this morning that Vic Lewis, who was a founder member and first Commodore of Bartley S.C., passed away at the weekend. At present I know no more details apart from the fact that he had been frail for some time following a fall. When I know details of the funeral I will post details.

Vic was a fast sailor and a superlative tactician. Following a career as a reporter and sailing correspondent of the Birmingham Post he set up in business as Vic Lewis Boats, specialising in the fitting out of Larks. He was adept at sussing out a potential customer, selling them an old boat, encouraging them to join Bartley and then persuading them to upgrade once they had grasped the essentials of sailing.

He was Commodore for 6 years (from memory) and oversaw the establishment of the Club from "portacabin"  type structures to the Clubhouse we have today.

Vic was a sailing and racing enthusiast through and through. The sport has lost the greatest promoter of sailing in the West Midlands.

Alan Birch

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The Midlands Coastal Cruising Club

Members may not be aware of the Midlands Coastal Cruising Club which meets at Ashwood Marina, Kingswinford, Dudley, on the 1st. and 3rd. Tuesdays of the month from October to March. The first meeting is on October 23rd at 2000 hrs. when  Mark Burkes is to give an illustrated talk on his round the world voyage on Geraldton Western Australia-some coastal cruising!.

Full details of their programme can be found at www.mysailing.yolasite.com or google  midlands coastal cruising club.

Hope this post is informative for you.

Alan

 

 

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